The Northampton Nemesis

LEWIS Alessandra is hoping for a repeat of last season when the Pilgrims... up to Northampton for Saturday’s Sky Bet League 2 encounter. 

Last season saw Lewi score a spectacular goal at Sixfields when his shot was assisted by an act of God. He said: “I don’t think it would have gone anywhere near where it did if it wasn’t for the wind – it was a cross.

“It was probably some of the most challenging weather conditions I ever played in.”

The strike helped Argyle turn round at half-time 2-0 up, and then have to grit it out in the face of a 45-minute gale which helped Northampton’s second-half efforts as much as it had aided Argyle in the opening period. Which they did.

Argyle are yet to lose to Northampton, home or away, with Lewi in the side. He also scored a dramatic 90th-minute winner the last time the two sides met at Home Park.

Despite his success when Argyle play the Cobblers, the 25-year-old still feels that his record against them is just a fluke.

“It’s just a coincidence thing; it’s not the way they play or anything. Hopefully I’ll be able to do it Saturday.”

Prior to this weekend’s match, Lewi feels that sixth-placed Argyle have been unlucky recently – losing at Mansfield despite having the better of things; conceding a last-minute leveller at home to York; and tumbling out of the FA Cup at Sheffield United – and he wants to get them back on track and rising up the table. 

“It’s been a really unfortunate couple of weeks” he said. “We’ll be looking to bounce back. It’s not all doom and gloom; looking at the league table, we’re still right in there. 

“We know also that they’ll be a tough opposition; we know it’s going to be a tough game. But they’ll be wary of us and the threat we pose.

“I’m just looking forward to hopefully getting a positive result. Hopefully we can get back on track.”